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NWS Frost Advisory (Buncombe County)

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Asheville UNCA , NC
Station located atop Robinson Hall at UNC-Asheville, Dept of Atmospheric Sciences Backup contact is Chris Hennon chennon@unca.edu

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 6:27PM

May Or March?

Clouds will decrease tonight and lows will run more than 10-degrees below normal. The rest of the workweek features generally dry weather with more sunshine, but temperatures will continue to run quite cool for this time in May. The weather regime will finally begin to shift to something more typical for the season......Next week.

Wednesday

Hi: 54 Lo: 42

Clearing skies & unseasonably chilly; Calm wind;
Thursday

Hi: 61 Lo: 44

Partly sunny; Still quite cool for mid-May; Light ENE wind
Friday

Hi: 66 Lo: 44

Intervals of clouds and sun; A touch warmer; An isolated PM shower; Light & variable wind
Saturday

Hi: 70 Lo: 49

Mostly sunny; Pleasant
Sunday

Hi: 71 Lo: 52

Partly sunny; Seasonable

Further Out

Monday - Lots of sunshine; Warm; High in the mid 70s; Low in the mid 50s
Tuesday - Partly sunny; Maybe a PM shower; Warm; High in the mid 70s; Low in the mid 50s

Forecast Discussion

A ripple of low-pressure traversing a frontal zone to our south generated a period of light rain this morning and early this afternoon. Expect a decreasing cloudiness trend tonight with chilly mid-May temperatures.

The rest of the workweek and through the weekend will feature intervals of sunshine and clouds and a gradual warming trend, although temperatures remain below average through the period. We’ve kept a stray shower as a possibility for Friday afternoon in the mountains.

By next week, the jetstream configuration will finally begin to morph to something more typical for May. Temperatures will finally reach or surpass normal levels. We may even have some afternoon pop-up showers show up more prominently.

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